What does collate mean on a printer?


Collate is the function on a printer that enables arrangement of individual sheets being duplicated into a pre-determined order or sequence. Collating is designed to create consistent and logical documents.

Some printers offer a variety of different collating options. This includes the standard single-sided, page-by-page collating scheme. Other options include two-sided collating. In addition, some printers permit a user to collate in book form, printing two pages on each side of a standard 8-by-11.5 sheet of paper with a landscape setting. Other printers not only provide different collating options but also staple the final duplicated product in a number of different ways.

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Collate means to gather or arrange in their proper sequence (the pages of a report, the sheets of a book, the pages of several sets of copies, etc.)..
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